I’m learning more about the Russian search engine Яндекс through this great piece in the Times Online. It seems much like Chinese Baidu, Google is starting to lose its domination here as well. I love to hear about stories like this because
1) competition in search is good
2) new regional based search equals new opportunities
Recently I’ve started to experiment with Chinese SEO for Docstoc, visitors from the region have already increased by around 1000% compared to the month prior. I can’t help but think there are some really big missed opportunities for content sites and regional search engine optimization. While everyone in the business likes to say international visitors don’t monetize, traffic (and most importantly traffic growth) can determ the true value of your startup.
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